World Gaza: An ambitious reconstruction plan launched by Egypt
The dilemma of rebuilding Gaza without rearming Hamas
Donors are grappling with the challenge of helping Gaza without benefitting its militant rulers.They underscore the challenge for international donors wanting to help rebuild Gaza without rearming what is seen by the US, EU, Israel and others as a terrorist group.
This is the way for the country of Abdel Fattah Al-Sissi to reaffirm on the international scene its essential role in the Middle East. Cairo promised to unlock $ 500 million for Gaza. A colossal sum for Egypt.
Egyptian televisions are liked to broadcast portraits of President Abdel Fattah Al-Sissi who have flourished in Gaza, reports our correspondent in Cairo, Alexandre Buccianti . By reaching a truce between Hamas and Israel on May 21 after eleven days of a new war between the Palestinian Enclave and Israel, the Egyptian president has managed to impose himself as a unavoidable regional actor with Westerners. From his American counterpart Joe Biden, who still criticized him again on the situation of human rights in the country.
Egypt used Gaza ceasefire to ‘improve its standing in Washington’
Egypt tried to prove to US it can handle ‘Palestinian file’ when it brokered latest Israel-Hamas ceasefire, experts say.US President Joe Biden thanked Egypt for “its successful diplomacy” in brokering a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas, the group that governs Gaza.
This Egyptian diplomatic activism to resolve this conflict has emerged from the long-term diplomatic efforts led by Cairo to recover its regional role, after years of diplomatic marginalization related to political instability that followed the 2011 popular uprising.
Consolidate this role found beyond the truce, Egypt will unlock $ 500 million to rebuild the Palestinian enclave, where have been piled up some two million people under the Israeli blockade for nearly fifteen years. In this Egyptian plan adds several hundred million dollars from the Gulf countries.
It is the Egyptian companies that will take care of the reconstruction of Gaza. This will overcome Israeli objections to a reconstruction managed by Hamas. The movement has muted its Islamist fiber and arrested its support for the Islamic State of Sinai Egyptian. In 2017, the Palestinian movement had assured that it was distinguished with the Brotherhood of Muslim Brotherhood, considered "terrorist" by Cairo.
Post and present trauma time bomb hangs over Gaza
Her eyes glued to a cellphone photo of her sister and four children killed in an Israeli strike on Gaza, Ola lets out the painful words: "I was hoping we'd find them alive." "I can't stop thinking about my sister and her children, who might have been alive for hours under the ruins," said Ola Ashkantana, who turned down the offer of anti-anxiety medication. "I'm in shock. Now I'm afraid of losing my own children."In the next room, Riad holds Suzy on his knees, as Hassan al-Khawaja, a Gazan doctor specialising in mental health, encourages him to try psychotherapy."I'm suffocating.
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with this plan, Egypt finally returns with history, Since it was she managed Gaza from 1948 to 1967. This massive investment will also be beneficial for the Egyptian economy, especially the undertakings held by the army, highly represented in the construction sector, one of the main drivers of growth. .
Egypt has announced the sending of construction machines and technical teams to Gaza to "clear the rubble" and prepare the reconstruction. She also announced a "Gaza Reconstruction Forum" that takes place in Cairo from Thursday, June 10 until Sunday, June 13th. It brings together politicians and private entrepreneurs in the region, under the auspices of Egyptian Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouli.
Despite the coronavirus pandemic, the growth of Egyptian GDP reached 3.6% in 2019-2020, according to official figures. But nearly one-third (29.7%) of its 102 million inhabitants live below the poverty line.
Palestinian activist arrested in east Jerusalem flashpoint district .
Israeli police on Sunday arrested a prominent activist campaigning against the threatened expulsion of Palestinian families from homes in the Israeli-annexed east Jerusalem neighbourhood of Sheikh Jarrah. Police took Mona el-Kurd, 23, away for questioning and left a summons for her twin brother, Muhammad, their father told AFP a day after police had also detained an Al Jazeera journalist covering a demonstration nearby. The family's lawyer,Israeli police on Sunday arrested a prominent activist campaigning against the threatened expulsion of Palestinian families from homes in the Israeli-annexed east Jerusalem neighbourhood of Sheikh Jarrah.